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Murphy Bill Protects Troops from Early Termination Fees

Murphy Bill Protects Troops from Early Termination Fees Rep. Patrick Murphy’s bill passes in House; Allows servicemembers leaving for deployments to terminate cell phone contracts without penalty   (Washington, DC) – Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) praised yesterday’s passage of the 21st Century Servicemembers Protection Act, included in the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 […]

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PITTS’ WORST VOTES: BIG BUCKS FOR BAILED-OUT BANKERS

PITTS’ WORST VOTES:  BIG BUCKS FOR BAILED-OUT BANKERS   When you’ve taken enough money from Wall Street lobbyists, it’s kind of hard to cut their bosses’ pay.  That was the message as the Herr 2010 campaign came across this Joe Pitts baddie:   Vote Number 30:  H.R. 1664 — Amend Executive Compensation Provisions of the […]

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Helm Says Marcellus Shale Tax Would Hurt the State’s Economy

Helm Says Marcellus Shale Tax Would Hurt the State’s Economy   HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Susquehanna Township) today issued the following statement after casting a dissenting vote on the Marcellus Shale severance tax, which passed the House by a vote of 104 to 94:   “I believe a fair natural gas severance tax may […]

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MSC Statement on the PA House Passed Severance Tax

MSC Statement on the PA House Passed Severance Tax Senate should consider alternative to House’s uncompetitive approach Canonsburg, Pa.– This evening, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a massive, uncompetitive new tax on the responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, which has helped create nearly 88,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone […]

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CARNEY VOTES TO STAND UP FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND BUSINESSES

CARNEY VOTES TO STAND UP FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND BUSINESSES House passes legislation to end currency manipulation by foreign governments WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, commonly know as the China Currency Bill. The bill, which Congressman Carney co-sponsored, will address China’s […]

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Grove Denounces Largest Natural Gas Tax in Nation

Grove Denounces Largest Natural Gas Tax in Nation   HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) released the following statement regarding his negative vote on Senate Bill 1155, which would institute the nation’s largest severance tax on natural gas:   “Not only was the way in which this proposal was brought to the floor dubious, but […]

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ALTMIRE VOTES TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE FOR CURRENCY MANIPULATION

ALTMIRE VOTES TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE FOR CURRENCY MANIPULATION   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) voted for legislation that safeguards American jobs by holding China and other countries accountable for manipulating their currencies. Congressman Altmire is an original cosponsor of the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (H.R. 2378), which passed […]

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Reed Votes Against Natural Gas Tax

Reed Votes Against Natural Gas Tax   HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) today voted against a bill approved by the state House that would enact a new tax on natural gas harvested in Pennsylvania.   Reed disagreed with the way the new tax revenues will be distributed. The tax is set to take effect […]

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Passage of Murphy-Ryan Bill A Win For US Jobs and Manufacturing

Passage of Murphy-Ryan Bill A Win For US Jobs and Manufacturing (Washington, D.C.) – Upon passage today of the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (HR 2378) by the House of Representatives, Congressman Tim Murphy, the bill’s co-author, released the following statement:   “This is truly a historic moment. For years American manufacturers and workers […]

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Lentz Silent on Tax Hike for Seniors

Lentz Silent on Tax Hike for Seniors 47 House Democrats Implore Pelosi to Stop Looming Tax Hike on Seniors DREXEL HILL, PA – 47 House Democrats today signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for her to hold a vote to prevent the upcoming tax increase on dividends and capital gains. The letter […]

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